Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Mozart: The Marriage Of Figaro (2003)



Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) is among the best operas produced. Wikipedia writes that this:
is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786. The opera's libretto is based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro (first performed in 1784).
The synopsis can be found here. In this performance, with the Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zubin Mehta at the podium, at the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, in 2003, the particulars are as follows:

Il Conte d’Almaviva: Lucio Gallo
La Contessa d’Almaviva: Eteri Gvazava
Figaro: Giorgio Surian
Susanna Patrizia Ciofi
Cherubino; Marina Comparato
Marcellina: Giovanna Donadini
Don Bartolo: Eduardo Chama
Don Basilio: Sergio Bertocchi
Barbarina: Eleonora Contucci
Antonio: Gianluca Ricci
Don Curzio: Carlo Bosi

This production is directed by Jonathan Miller.

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